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Peace Projects



Action Groups Turn Goals Into Realities
The heart of The Race to Peace is action groups. They are power that moves ideas into concrete steps towards building Peace. Post your project and your "call to action" here, or if you're looking to get involved this just might be the place. There are lots of organizations that need your talents, your time and your resolve. It's up to all of us!



Story of the Month:

Craig Kielburger first became a spokesperson for children's rights when he was 12 years old. Searching for the comics in the local paper, a front-page article caught his attention. He read about a young boy from Pakistan who was sold into bondage as a carpet weaver, escaped and was murdered for speaking out against child labor. Craig gathered a group of friends and founded the organization (Kids Can) Free the Children.

Seven years later, Craig, now 19 years of age, has traveled to more than 40 countries visiting street and working children and speaking out in defense of children's rights. He frequently addresses business groups, government bodies, educators, unions and students around the world. He has advocated on behalf of children in meetings with political and religious leaders including Prime Ministers and Presidents, CEOs of major corporations, Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, Queen Elizabeth II and the late Mother Teresa. Craig’s work has been featured on major television programs in North and South America and Europe, including CNN, the Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes.



Tell Your Story to Others
Like anything worth doing, winning the Race To Peace will take patience, commitment, and energy. Your involvement will give you energy -- and telling everyone what you’re doing can empower others as well. Remember, word of mouth can be the most powerful way of spreading a new idea. We choose our "Story of the Month" from messages submitted on our Peace Connections bulletin board as well as notes sent directly via email to win47win@aol.com.


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Organizations to Choose From
One guideline -- the organization you work with needs to be one that helps others or directly creates peace. If you prefer to work with an organization that’s not on this list, go ahead. There are many others to choose from at the end of Chapters 7, 8, and 9. The following organizations are just a starting point. Whatever organization you choose, be sure to register at RaceToPeace.com so other people doing the same thing can find you. We need to support and inspire each other.

Ending Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty

Oxfam America www.oxfamamerica.org

The Hunger Project www.thp.org

Kids Can Free the Children www.freethechildren.org

America’s Second Harvest www.secondharvest.org

National Coalition for the Homeless www.nationalhomeless.org

Habitat for Humanity www.habitat.org

The Children’s Defense Fund www.childrensdefense.org


Eliminating Gun Violence

Million Mom March www.millionmommarch.org

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun violence www.bradycampaign.org


Ending the Production of Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear Age peace Foundation www.wagingpeace.org

Peace Action www.peace-action.org

UrgentCall.org www.urgentcall.org


Building Tolerance and Equity

Teaching Tolerance www.Tolerance.org

Do Something www.dosomething.org.
for activities for elementary-aged children, go to http://coach.dosomething.org/coach/sitepages/index.cfm?formid=120


Local or Global Action for Peace

The Hague Appeal for Peace www.haguepeace.org

UNICEF’s Voices of Youth Program www.unicef.org/voy/meeting/meethome.html

ACR Association for Conflict Resolution www.acresolution.org

Youth M-Power www.youthm-power.org (for young people)

Peace Angels Project www.peaceangel.org





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